January 26, 2015
ROHNERT PARK — American AgCredit has donated $100,000 toward the forthcoming new Wine Business Institute center at Sonoma State University, it was announced Monday.
January 26, 2015
The 22nd annual Sonoma State University Economic Outlook Conference Feb. 25, co-hosted by the Journal and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, will include presentations from leading innovators in technology, educational investment and a expert view on the year ahead, disruptive technologies and demographic trends.
January 14, 2015
ROHNERT PARK — The quest to build the expanded new home of Sonoma State University’s Wine Business Institute has received a $500,000 boost with a donation from the family behind Bouchaine Vineyards & Winery in Napa Valley.
January 12, 2015
With a current campus population exceeding 9,200 students, including 3,100 on-campus residents, Sonoma State University has experienced steady growth for over a decade.
Former facilities for dining, the bookstore and the Student Union were over 35 years, and had outlived their capacity to serve the rising student population for on-campus dining, as well as offering sufficient space for student clubs, student government and gathering spaces for the campus community.
Consequently, there was a need for a new facility designed to serve as a central location for social, recreational and cultural life at Sonoma State University and the surrounding community.
January 12, 2015
Schroeder Hall’s gentle curving exterior and distinctive swooping roofline punctuates the south perimeter of the Green Music Center grounds at Sonoma State University (SSU).
The vision for a choral hall came from a conversation over lunch in 1996 between Donald and Maureen Green and Bob Worth.
December 29, 2014
Novato-based Ranch Systems and Fresno-based OnFarm have formed a partnership. …
The Marin Carbon Project shows results of applying compost to ranchland. …
Sonoma State University was honored at last month’s California State University (CSU) Facilities Management Conference. …
Wells Fargo & Company has philanthropically invested in eight Bay Area workforce nonprofits, including three in the North Bay. …
Wells Fargo donated $25,000 to Homeward Bound of Novato. …
Ceres Community Project received $14,000. …
Two Napa and Sonoma companies are joining forces to provide language services to the wine industry. …
Redwood Trust plans to offer $200 million in notes. …
Sonoma County Go Local Cooperative relocated its offices to Rohnert Park. …
Data Instincts published a communication toolkit on desalination projects. …
Beringer Vineyards donated winter gloves to shelters. …
VingDirect and eWinery Solutions forged a strategic partnership. …
November 13, 2014
Fourteen winners were announced for the second Wine Industry and WINnovation awards, which recognize significant contributions to getting wine from vine to consumer.
The Business Journal editorial staff selected nine companies and professionals for Wine Industry Awards.
Also, Healdsburg-based business-to-business conduit Wine Industry Network chose five other companies for WINnovation awards.
November 3, 2014
Claudia Sisomphou was Sonoma State University’s Student Volunteer of the Year.
September 4, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — Sonoma State University on Thursday said it is receiving a $250,000 gift from major West Coast wine and spirits distributor Young’s Market Co. to help fund part of the forthcoming new home for the institution’s Wine Business Institute.
July 7, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — Sonoma State University on Monday said it received a $3 million donation from Wine Spectator Editor and Publisher Marvin Shanken that puts funding for the planned Wine Business Institute building at the half-way point for construction to start as anticipated next year.
April 21, 2014
SEBASTOPOL — While the impending closure of Palm Drive Hospital has raised continued questions of access to health care and emergency services for residents of western Sonoma County, the economic impact and effect on jobs would be significant.
The hospital is Sebastopol’s largest employer, with some 240 employees, of which about 100 are full-time equivalent, and the loss of those jobs would translate to a total economic loss of roughly $18.1 million for the local economy, assuming another hospital or large-scale employer doesn’t replace Palm Drive, according to Dr. Robert Eyler, professor and director for the Center of Regional Economic Analysis at Sonoma State University.
April 7, 2014
Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University is expanding its remote-classroom experience, allowing students in Southern California to take their seats electronically in Rohnert Park seminars. …
Truett-Hurst, Inc. (Nasdaq: THST), wrapped up a wine-supply agreement with a Fullerton company that has sold millions of gift baskets in stores and online nationwide and in 30 countries. …
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend distributed a record-breaking $1,086,350 to 44 Sonoma County nonprofit organizations. …
Napa Valley Grapegrowers selected Mary Maher, vineyard manager of Harlan Estate, as the 2014 Napa Valley Grower of the Year. …
Hall Wines in St. Helena will serve as the host site for 2014 season of CellarPassTV series. …
March 17, 2014
Sonoma Cider expanded distribution into Georgia, Michigan and Washington state, along with some additional agreements in California. …
Terra Fossil Wines teamed with Wine Business Institute of Sonoma State University and Oliver’s Markets to give $2 from each bottle sale in two stores to scholarships and use wine business students in a marketing campaign. …
Petaluma-based CamelBak introduced Relay, a water-filtration pitcher designed for high-speed operation. …
Zap, a Santa Rosa-based maker of electric and high-fuel-mileage gasoline vehicles, said its Chinese subsidiary Jonway Auto is launching a small electric sedan for city driving in China. …
Novato-based Radiant Logic said its RadiantOne VDS 7.0 won a Global Excellence Award. …
Napa-based Heritage Barrels is representing Paso Robles-based Vino Vessel’s complete line of concrete fermentation and storage tanks. …
February 24, 2014
As the dean of the School of Business and Economics, I sit at the nexus of a “talent juxtaposition.” On one side I hear from North Bay business leaders who consistently share their frustration with finding the employees they need to fulfill key positions in their organizations.
On the other side, I work on a campus where we have over 9,000 students each day coming to classes to learn the skills they need to be strong contributors to our workforce and our community.
And we also have over 60,000 alums in our network, many of whom would enjoy working in the North Bay — and many of whom are already doing so.
February 24, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — With a strong liberal arts and sciences tradition, Sonoma State University offers academic programs that emphasize creativity, collaboration, communication, critical-thinking and community engagement.
February 24, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — With renewed emphasis on building strong bridges between the world of academia and the public-private sector, Sonoma State University is developing a series of programs to instill an entrepreneurial spirit among students that will ultimately permeate each academic department and involve local businesses and SSU alumni.
February 24, 2014
The workforce outlook throughout the North Bay over the next six years is a hot topic among employment agency heads, business leaders and educators alike.
February 17, 2014
Ramy Louis was hired as a marketing and communications manager with FPC Investment Advisory, Inc. in Petaluma. …
Novato-based Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc, appointed Clay Siegall, PhD, and Matthew Fust to the company’s board of directors. …
Western Builders brought on Sean MacRae as its project manager and head of design. …
Northern California Engineering Contractors Association recently announced its 2014 board president and Hermsmeyer Hall of Fame Award Winners. …
San Rafael Chamber of Commerce selected professor Lynn Sondag as one of the recipients of the Excellence in Education Awards. …
Zarin Mehta, the former president and executive director of the New York Philharmonic, has been brought in to oversee artistic programming for the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University. …
Glassdoor has hired Adam Spiegel as chief financial officer. …
Vince Ginocchio of Heffernan Insurance Brokers in Petaluma has been honored with the Safeco Insurance Award of Excellence. …
The Napa-based business law firm of Myers & Associates announced that Alex Myers has joined the firm as a senior attorney. …
Blue Ventures Wine Marketing, a wine marketing firm based in San Rafael, announced that Susan Ghest-Kehoe has been appointed as sales and marketing coordinator. …
Santa Rosa-based electric and gasoline automobile maker Zap on Jan. 23 appointed Chi Kwong Fung chief financial officer. …
Yvonne Baginski, owner of Born To Age Senior Care Directories and Information Kiosks, is the 2014 president of the Sonoma County Section on Aging. …
Flora Springs Winery & Vineyard has appointed wine industry executive Steve Tamburelli as chief operating officer. …
February 10, 2014
On one side I hear from North Bay business leaders who consistently share their frustration with finding the employees they need to fulfill key positions in their organizations. On the other side, I work on a campus where we have over 9,000 students each day coming to classes to learn the skills they need to be strong contributors to our workforce and our community.
Is there really a talent shortage? Is the workforce we need to be successful in 2020 already here? From my perspective, the answer to both questions paradoxically is “yes.”
January 13, 2014
ROHNERT PARK — The Green Music Center board of advisers and University Affairs Committee has awarded $15,000 to establish a Sonoma State University certificate program in Creative Arts and Digital Media Business studies.
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